Holiday Traditions #5 – Christmas Books


One of our families favorite Christmas traditions is wrapping up Christmas books to unwrap each day leading up to Christmas. And don't miss the 7 best Christmas Books for Kids you'll want to make sure you read this year!
7 Best Christmas Books for Families - this is such a fun christmas tradition, plus these are wonderful recommendations for holiday books kids of all ages will love for toddlers, for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and more. FUN Christmas Activity for Kids

Christmas Tradition of Wrapping Up Books


Here is one of our all-time favorite family Christmas traditions! We started doing this almost a decade ago, long before it spread like wildfire on Pinterest. (you know what I mean!)
Unwrapping Christmas Books Tradition


Our tradition has to do with wrapping up Christmas books. Over the years (and many, many clearance sales) I have amassed quite a selection of quality Christmas books. (You can get books for 75-90% off if you wait long enough!) Each year I use the leftover (scrap) wrapping paper to wrap up the books. Then, when Christmas rolls around we stick them in a basket or under the tree. Each night from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve one of the kids gets to open a book. (We alternate to be fair. Although there are nights that everyone gets to open a book!) We read the Christmas book we opened that night before the kids go to bed. They always enjoy opening presents before Christmas plus the element of surprise – What book are we reading tonight? A little added bonus is that it is good for fine motor skills & great practice for little ones (like Tinkerbell) so she is all practiced up before the big day =-) 

Christmas Eve Book for Kids

Christmas Eve we always read Twas the Night before Christmas. I love the flow, rhyming words, and gorgeous illustrations. Plus, doesn’t it just add to the anticipation of what is going to happen that night (if you do the Christmas thing with your kids).

Christmas Day we have the final book present to open. That book is always the Christmas story. As our children are still young I feel that illustrations make the story of our Saviors birth more real to them. As my kids get older we will read it straight from the word of God. But I divulge, more on Christmas morning in tradition #8.

7 Best Christmas Books for Kids

So… wondering what Christmas books we really look forward too? I thought you’d ask! I know I’m always on the lookout for new favorites! (If you click on the boxes below it will take you to Amazon where you can see the price of the book, other reviews, and purchase it at Amazon’s low prices!)
Mr. Willowby's Christmas TreeThe Christmas Sweater

         Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree          The Christmas Sweater (picture book)

God Gave Us ChristmasLlama Llama Holiday Drama
   God Gave us Christmas                         Llama Llama Holiday Drama

More Favorite Christmas Books

Here are more treasured favorites! I am not including board books, Thomas, Elmo, Clifford, etc. although we have them. These are the really treasured good books! We also really love singing through the 12 Days of Christmas, but it looks like our book is out of print. (If you do decide to buy a book I recommended I’d love it if you bought it through the links on this page. I get a very small, but helpful, advertising fee from them. Thank you!) Of I you are frugal (nothing wrong with that!) go check them out at your local library for free!


Christmas Crafts for Kids

Don't miss Christmas Crafts for Kids by +Beth Gorden with over 100 Christmas Activities, Crafts, and Recipes for families to enjoy together during the month of December.

The book (rated 5 stars on Amazon) is being raved as "impressive"..... "winning combination" .... and "well planned book with lots of great ideas" by readers.  So take the work out of your holiday season so you can focus on creating priceless memories together! 



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What's Your Favorite Christmas Book?

Do you have a favorite Christmas book I need to check out? I’d love for you to leave me a comment! Thoughts on our Christmas Book tradition – I love your comments!

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.